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100 1  Mendelsohn, Barak,|d1971-|0
245 14 The al-Qaeda franchise :|bthe expansion of al-Qaeda and 
       its consequences /|cBarak Mendelsohn. 
264  1 Oxford ;|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c[2016] 
300    1 online resource 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
347    text file|2rdaft|0
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction -- Formal organizational expansion : a 
       theoretical framework -- The puzzle of a branching-out 
       strategy -- Explaining al-Qaeda's franchising strategy -- 
       Explaining arena choices : two perspectives -- Stepping 
       into uncharted territory : al-Qaeda's first expansions -- 
       Spreading : al-Qaeda's branches in Algeria, Yemen, and 
       Somalia -- Absent : al-Qaeda and the Egyptian, Libyan, and
       Palestinian arenas -- Upstaged : al-Qaeda and the Syrian 
       Civil War -- Conclusions. 
520    The al-Qaeda Franchise asks why al-Qaeda adopted a 
       branching-out strategy, introducing seven franchises 
       spread over the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. After
       all, transnational terrorist organizations can expand 
       through other organizational strategies. Forming 
       franchises was not an inevitable outgrowth of al-Qaeda's 
       ideology or its U.S.-focused strategy. The efforts to 
       create local franchises have also undermined one of al-
       Qaeda's primary achievements: the creation of a 
       transnational entity based on religious, not national, 
       affiliation. The book argues that al-Qaeda's branching out
       strategy was not a sign of strength, but instead a 
       response to its decline in the aftermath of the 9/11 
       attacks. Franchising reflected an escalation of al-Qaeda's
       commitments in response to earlier strategic mistakes, 
       leaders' hubris, and its diminished capabilities. Although
       the introduction of new branches helped al-Qaeda create a 
       frightening image far beyond its actual capabilities, 
       ultimately this strategy neither increased the al-Qaeda 
       threat, nor enhanced the organization's political 
       objectives. In fact, the rise of ISIS from an al-Qaeda 
       branch to the dominant actor in the jihadi camp 
       demonstrates how expansion actually incurred heavy costs 
       for al-Qaeda. The al-Qaeda Franchise goes beyond 
       explaining the adoption of a branching out strategy, also 
       exploring particular expansion choices. Through nine case 
       studies, it analyzes why al-Qaeda formed branches in some 
       arenas but not others, and why its expansion in some 
       locations, such as Yemen, took the form of in-house 
       franchising (with branches run by al-Qaeda's own fighters),
       while other locations, such as Iraq and Somalia, involved 
       merging with groups already operating in the target arena.
       It ends with an assessment of al-Qaeda's future in light 
       of the turmoil in the Middle East, the ascendance of ISIS,
       and US foreign policy. -- Provided by publisher. 
588 0  Print version record. 
610 20 Qaida (Organization)|0
650  0 Terrorism|zIslamic countries.|0
650  0 Terrorists|xRecruiting|0
       subjects/sh2008002959|zIslamic countries.|0http:// 
650  0 Terrorism|zUnited States|xPrevention.|0
655  4 Electronic books. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aMendelsohn, Barak, 1971-|tAl-Qaeda 
       franchise.|dOxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
       [2016]|z9780190205614|w(DLC)  2015032657|w(OCoLC)921821690
990    Oxford University Press|bOxford Scholarship Online 
       Political Science|c2019-04-01|yNew collection 
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